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Statement and school choices

(5 Posts)
english1 Fri 03-Jul-09 08:27:30

The school is in the process of applying for a statement for my DS currently in YR4. If we name a grammar school (Chislehurst and Sidcup in Bexley) on his statement, is the LEA going to accept that. His results at the moment are Maths 4b, Literacy 2b, and Reading 3c. I am considering tutoring him 1 to1 for 2hrs per week for the 11+ exams or to address his literacy needs. He is an able child, but his concentration and fine motor skills problems are affecting his school performance. Am I doing the right thing or am I just pushing him too hard, would he be better off in a non selective school – Ravenwood/Ravensbourne – their reputation not too good so I was told and have observed. Am I right in saying that he would still need to pass the selective school exams for Chis and Sid grammar even if mentioned on his statement.

bubblagirl Fri 03-Jul-09 08:43:26

you can put any school down and if statement is agree im sure you can choose any school anyway im not a pro in all this as only just trying to get ds done on 3rd re write now someone esle who comes along ,may know for sure but im sure you can choose any school

english1 Fri 03-Jul-09 09:09:27

if i put down any school, will he have to sit the exams, because i rather he is prepared than not.

bubblagirl Fri 03-Jul-09 14:11:52

i really dont know could you phone some of the help lines and see if they could advise you my ds goes school sept and were only just in process so all knew to me

WetAugust Thu 09-Jul-09 23:42:36

The main thing is that the school can meet the suport needs that are identified in the Statement.
No school can refuse to take him simply because he has ENs / Statement.

he's probably best off in the grammar school as hopefully there will be fewer disruptive pupils than at a non-selective and that's the main thing you have to look out for at secondary stage - bullying, as the SEN child's difficulties become more apprent as they reach adulthood and the anti-social element prey on that

Best wishes

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